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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Golden barb

Picture of Golden barb
Common nameGolden barb, Schubert's barb, Green/Half-striped barb
Scientific namePuntius semifasciolatus
SynonymsBarbus/Capoeta semifasciolatus (not valid)
SizeUp to 4" (10cm), but usually smaller.
OriginAsia, but the golden variety is not found in the wild.
Tank setupPlanted tank with some swimming space for this active shoaler.
CompatibilityCommunity tank, an active species but not aggressive.
Temperature18-24oC (64-75oF)
Water chemistryNot too critical, but soft and slightly acidic preferred.
FeedingOmnivorous, most foods accepted
SexingFemales are thicker bodied.
BreedingAn egg scatterer, which is likely to eat many of its own eggs.
Spawning usually occurs in the morning. Eggs hatch in 1-2 days.
Comments This is a hardy and active fish, ideal for the general community aquarium.


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